Rush-Hour Tuna Melts

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Hearty tuna sandwiches - delicious seafood dinner ready in just 20 minutes!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

1
can (6 ounces) solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked
3/4
cup chopped celery
2
tablespoons finely chopped onion
1/2
teaspoon grated lemon peel, if desired
1/3
cup fat-free mayonnaise or salad dressing
4
whole wheat English muffins, split and lightly toasted
8
slices tomato
1
cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (4 ounces)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°. Mix tuna, celery, onion, lemon peel and mayonnaise in medium bowl.
  • 2 Spread about 3 tablespoons tuna mixture on each English muffin half. Top each with tomato slice; sprinkle with cheese. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and sandwiches are thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

“I am not afraid to alter recipes when possible—I use reduced-fat cheese, no-fat cheese, turkey sausage, turkey pepperoni, chicken for beef. Once I started doing that, I felt more confident trying it in other recipes.” Nancy D.

It’s never too early to include kids in heart-healthy eating, so they learn good habits from day one. Ask them to help plan and prepare dinner to get them interested in foods and what they eat. In this easy recipe, they can mix the tuna and mayonnaise and make their own sandwiches. (You may need to help them use the oven, though.)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
890mg
890%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
40%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.